The Roundup


Leaf fans losing confidence in Lou, “Mandela incident” was beginning of the end for Jonathan Bernier, how do things look for Flames headed into camp, a look at Adam Larsson in Edmonton, the NHL isn’t fun, finding elite talent late in the draft, how likely are goalies to “make it” and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.



Leafs fans are losing confidence in Lou Lamoriello

Why the ‘Mandela incident’ Was the beginning of the end for Bernier

The end of a long weekend at Bernies

Negotiating with Auston Matthews is unfair and unwise

Talkin’ about Lou’s rules


Are the Flames bad at drafting in the 2nd round?

What do these Scheifele and Mackinnon contracts mean for Monahan?

Training camp: How it looks two months out


Let’s talk Adam Larsson

Oilers 2nd defense pairing

Let’s make a deal: Oilers best and worst trades over the years

Peter Chiarelli’s trade-able assets

How good is Tyler Benson? – Scrap of the week

More from around the Network…

Jets sign Scheifele to 8 year deal

Wings: A Gordie Howe tribute song

Diamonds in the rough: Finding elite talent late

Draft pick valuation and the likelihood of goalies “making” NHL

The NHL isn’t fun



  • The Last Big Bear

    1) The Oilers traded Taylor Hall to try to fill the hole on the blue line.

    2) The list of defencemen moved this offseason includes players like Shea Weber and PK Subban.

    3) Yet somehow, the Oilers find themselves sitting with a presumptive #1 defencemen who is 22 years old and still hoping to play his first full season in the NHL.

    Oh Oilers management… shine on, you crazy diamonds.

  • Me

    Is anyone else going to laugh their ass off when Auston Matthews opts to go to the KHL?

    They start in August, so I bet a few teams are keeping an eye on his contract situation. If someone offers him $4-5 mil or more a year (and in the KHL it’s tax free) is he going to pick a bare-bones ELC over that? We all know he’s comfortable with European-style hockey.